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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

Posted: 2018/07/06

The ultimate book for book lovers: 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (Workman) is one of our most anticipated books of the Fall 2018 season!

Fourteen years in the making, author James Mustich has compiled a list that includes books across all genres and eras, each accompanied by a short essay explaining its inclusion. We are thrilled to find that this list contains 14 books and series by 15 Canadian authors, including:

  • Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  • World of Wonders by Robertson Davies
  • Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  • The Pound Era by Hugh Kenner
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Selected Stories by Alice Munro
  • Forms of Devotion by Diane Schoemperlen
  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • This One Summer by Julian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
  • Among Others by Jo Walton
  • The Zoom Trilogy (Zoom at Sea, Zoom Away, Zoom Upstream) by Tim Wynne-Jones

 

Readers will also be pleased to find these international favourites:

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith

 

About the author:

James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent book store in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in the early 1980s. In 1986 he co-founded, and was for two decades the guiding force behind, the acclaimed book catalog A Common Reader. He subsequently worked as an editorial and product development consultant for publishers and booksellers, and is currently Vice President for Digital Product at Barnes & Noble. He lives with his wife in Connecticut.

 

 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die is published on October 2, 2018. Pre-order now!


1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

The ultimate book for book lovers: the 1,000 must-read books across genres and eras, each accompanied by a thought-provoking short essay on why the book is so essential.
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9781523504459 Hardback
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$49.95
 
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